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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Large Law Firm Requires Use of LOIS Law Over LEXIS

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell reportedly is requiring its associates to use LOIS Law over Lexis and Westlaw at least with regard to non-billable matters. Why? The firm has a flat rate with LOIS Law and can reportedly save money. Above the Law first broke this story and it was picked up by Legal Writing Prof Blog.
I have used Lexis, Westlaw and LOIS Law and frankly, there is no comparision. I find LOIS Law to be substantially slower and less comprehensive than either Westlaw or Lexis. So, in the long term the firms computer costs may go down, but the amount they bill their clients may go up! What a way to save clients money!

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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